by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 16, 2017 1:04 pm | Comments (12)
When Rodney “Rock” Williams watches the demolition of the last vestiges of the former Winchester Arms plant in Newhallville, he sees more than childhood memories and the neighborhood’s past slipping away. He sees the alarming potential for the neighborhood’s political power to slip away too.
Continue reading ‘2 Community Organizers Square Off’
by Paul Bass | Oct 13, 2017 8:18 am | Comments (23)
Republican Donald Trump won far more votes in Morris Cove’s Ward 18 — 830 — than anywhere else in New Haven last year. Which might seem like a boost for one of the 27-year-old GOP candidate for alder there this fall.
Until you find out that he actually voted for Hillary Clinton in that election.
Continue reading ‘GOP Makes A Stand In The Cove’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 9, 2017 8:00 am | Comments (5)
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and state colleges and universities system President Mark Ojakian are calling on the president to stand by his promise to use his heart in deciding the fate of “dreamers.”
Continue reading ‘Call Issued For A “Clean” DREAM Act’
by Brian Slattery and Markeshia Ricks | Oct 6, 2017 3:19 pm | Comments (9)
New Haven’s Congressional delegation joined more than 100 anti-gun violence advocates on the steps of the New Haven Police Department Friday morning to call on federal lawmakers to support what they say are common-sense gun policy reforms, including a ban on bump stock devices and expanded background check rules.
Just before that event, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited the WNHH studio to talk about gun control, Iran and North Korea, and the response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico to create a picture of the ways in which the current administration is “truly and frighteningly groundbreaking” in its handling of challenges and crises.
Continue reading ‘Pols Seize On Loosening Gun Lobby Grip’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 27, 2017 8:00 am | Comments (6)
A one-time Board of Education candidate turned mayoral appointee is one step closer to having a seat on that board left vacant by the death of former Board President Daisy Gonzalez.
Continue reading ‘Cotto Vows To Advocate For Parents’
by Paul Bass | Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm | Comments (6)
Dixwell, Bryan Anderson was telling gangbanger-turned-street-outreach-worker WIlliam “Juneboy” Outlaw, “is an old stomping ground for me.”
Continue reading ‘Anderson Reconnects With Dixwell’
by Paul Bass | Sep 24, 2017 9:22 am | Comments (10)
After 27 years as New Haven’s most formidable elected officeholder, Rosa DeLauro is facing her first challenge from an experienced pol within her own party — who seeks to outflank her on the left on health care.
Continue reading ‘Fellow Democrat Takes On Rosa’
by Christopher Peak | Sep 22, 2017 4:00 pm | Comments (1)
A last-ditch attempt to demolish Obamacare could rip health coverage away from hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents and cost the state billions, Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned Friday morning.
Continue reading ‘Graham-Cassidy “Cruelest” Yet’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 20, 2017 5:25 pm | Comments (16)
At a time when other states are finding ways to make access to higher education more affordable or even free, the Connecticut General Assembly’s latest budget would axe a scholarship program that helps thousands. That is unacceptable to New Haven’s state lawmakers.
Continue reading ‘Community College Cuts Blasted’
by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2017 1:41 pm | Comments (2)
(Opinion) As Republicans and Democrats stake starker positions on the future of health care, they have an opportunity for a grand compromise that resets how we make laws in this country.
Continue reading ‘Single-Payer Or Block Grants? Yes’